Are you one of those people that are convinced that you have to rule out certain foods completely if you want to shed weight? Well, maybe it's time to rethink that strategy. According to data from a British weight loss community, of the people who lost 10 percent of their body weight using the online tool, 91 percent of them continued to eat chocolate as part of their diet. Chocolate. As in the thing you probably think is a HELL NO when it comes to weight loss.
This makes me ecstatic because I'm a questionable chocoholic. But just wait, it gets even better. Turns out, it's not JUST chocolate that dieters can keep eating. In fact, there's scientific proof that if someone who's looking to shed pounds completely cuts something out of their diet, they're more likely to overeat it when they do encounter it. Yes, eliminating foods entirely is a bad idea.
Translation: If you want to lose weight, reach for the chips, cookies, and peanut butter cups. Well -- in moderation, of course.